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jghedge

climber
Feb 8, 2013 - 10:44am PT

FauxNews Claims Solar Won't Work in America Because It's Not Sunny Like Germany

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/02/07/fox_news_expert_on_solar_energy_germany_gets_a_lot_more_sun_than_we_do_video.html


Thanks to Fox News and its expert commentators, millions of Americans now understand the real, hidden reason why Germany's solar-energy industry is so much further along than ours. Turns out it has nothing to do with the fact that Germany's government has long supported the industry far more generously, with policies like feed-in tariffs that stimulate investment in green technologies. No, the real reason is much simpler, explained a trio of journalists on Fox & Friends: It's always sunny in Germany!

"The industry's future looks dim," intoned host Gretchen Carlson at the beginning of the segment, which was preserved for posterity by the liberal blog Media Matters for America. She and her co-host went on to ridicule Obama's "failed" solar subsidies, adding, "The United States simply hasn't figured out how to do solar cheaply and effectively. You look at the country of Germany, it's working out great for them." Near the end of the segment, it occurred to Carlson to ask her expert guest, Fox Business reporter Shibani Joshi, why it might be that Germany's solar-power sector is doing so much better. "What was Germany doing correct? Are they just a smaller country, and that made it more feasible?" Carlson asked.

Joshi's jaw-dropping response: "They're a smaller country, and they've got lots of sun. Right? They've got a lot more sun than we do." In case that wasn't clear enough for some viewers, Joshi went on: "The problem is it's a cloudy day and it's raining, you're not gonna have it." Sure, California might get sun now and then, Joshi conceded, "but here on the East Coast, it's just not going to work."


Gosh, why hasn't anyone thought of that before? Wouldn't you think that some scientist, somewhere, would have noticed that the East Coast is far less sunny than Central Europe and therefore incapable of producing solar power on the same scale?

You would—if it were true. As Media Matters' Max Greenberg notes, it isn't. Not even remotely. According to maps put out by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, virtually the entirety of the continental United States gets more sun than even the sunniest part of Germany. In fact, NREL senior scientist Sarah Kurtz said via email, "Germany's solar resource is akin to Alaska's," the U.S. state with by far the lowest annual average of direct solar energy.

Credit: jghedge


bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Feb 8, 2013 - 11:05am PT
oops, my bad bruce, did i say bush? what i really meant is that statement is the best example of liberal hypocrisy, coming from a lib who excoriated bush:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02/06/obama-and-the-justice-department-memo.html

By the way, why arn't you right winger screaming blue murder about Obama's Drone assasination program?"


i have, scroll up...but let me clarify: i do not object to killing terrorists via remote control, but killing american citizens is another issue; admitted terrorists like awlaki--no problem; however, according to the leaked memo from barry's gunrunning doj, obama can assassinate AMERICAN citizens for associating with known terrorists even when there is NO EVIDENCE THAT AN ATTACK IS IMMINENT

liberals compared bush and cheney to hitler for waterboarding three ADMITTED terrorists (none of them died or suffered any residual physical or emotional injury) but have nothing to say about barry's assassination program...your silence speaks volumes

meanwhile, barry's assassination program has already killed three americans, including a 16 year old boy without formal charges or warrants

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Feb 8, 2013 - 11:09am PT
Its a step program Bookworm,,and Obama has taken a HUGE step with the NDA2013 laws..Sooo much for due process.
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Feb 8, 2013 - 11:12am PT
so god made a liberal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUzMPlQb2G4
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Feb 8, 2013 - 11:13am PT
so god made a liberal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUzMPlQb2G4
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 8, 2013 - 11:23am PT
where ever the quote came from, it shows complete stupidity. Do you or do you not agree with the justification presented in that quote? I sure hope not.

As for the drone assasinations, they are just like all other assasinations - extra judicial execution. It will be interesting to see how such a thing is justified outside of a declared war with a soveriegn nation and I would say that that is your best chance of destroying Obama. However, I kind of think the right wingers really don't have a problem with it.
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Feb 8, 2013 - 11:24am PT
Bookworm cannot make a post without using the word "liberal."

It's ALL he talks about, apparently all he thinks about.

Kinda sad.

jghedge

climber
Feb 8, 2013 - 11:43am PT
"liberals compared bush and cheney to hitler for waterboarding three ADMITTED terrorists (none of them died or suffered any residual physical or emotional injury)..."

Hahahaha, you haven't the faintest clue what you're talking about

I love these wingnuts who pretend to be privy to secret intel - the fantasy world bubble they live in is so cute!
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 8, 2013 - 11:57am PT
We Hung the Japanese for Waterboarding, it's a War Crime........

If you haven't heard, Torture is worse than Death
Those 3 gave zero intel, and are like living zombies now,
They would kill themselves if they had a chance.

Compared to 3 Americans killed by a Drone while they were planning an attack on America
There is No Comparison.



Want to not be killed by Obama's kill program?
Don't announce that you are at war with America and plot an attack.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
Two of them wer ploting attacks on America and got what they deserved.


One of them was a 16 YO kid eating lunch.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:25pm PT
Agreed they got what they deserved,, BUT a quite dangerous precedent was also set.
monolith

climber
SF bay area
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
Don't eat lunch with Al-Quida operatives.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:29pm PT
Two of them wer ploting attacks on America and got what they deserved.


One of them was a 16 YO kid eating lunch.


what does eating lunch have to do with anything?


President Obama will order the killing of anyone, anyone at all, who is a threat to America

deal with it, he does not screw around and he will kill you years later, just ask Bin Laden
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
Tru that.. But what about the al-kay-dus currently working within this country? Are they gonna get droned?

And how about the rest of the world that now lives with the possibility of a US DRONE flying over their dwellings on the way to a target? How does that sell in the rest of the worlds eyes??
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
freedom isn't free and drones, like guns, are the price we pay to keep America safer

I don't care where they live or if they are American citizens or not, kill em anyway
monolith

climber
SF bay area
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
Don't need a drone to go after Al-Quida in this country.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Feb 8, 2013 - 01:03pm PT
The difference between the Republican and Democratic positions on the sequester is simple:

Democrats believe reaching a compromise is preferable to letting the sequester happen, since it could devastate the military and scuttle the recovery.

Republicans believe letting the sequester happen is preferable to reaching a compromise, even though it could devastate the military and scuttle the recovery.


The problem for Republicans remains that they are on record saying that the sequester would devastate our military and are even on record saying it would scuttle the recovery.

And so the current political situation is this: One side is willing to reach a compromise to avert disaster for the country;

the other is not only unwilling to reach a compromise to avert disaster, it views the impending disaster as an opportunity to get what it wants and even sees it as preferable to compromise. This is an objectively true description of the two sides’ positions.

If Republicans believe this is a political winner for them, then hey, go for it.

ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Feb 8, 2013 - 01:06pm PT
Torture and drone assassinations are bullshit as is the paranoia over terrorism.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Feb 8, 2013 - 01:14pm PT
Torture and drone assassinations are bullshit as is the paranoia over terrorism.

My colleague, Yeneneh Betru, a pulmonary specialist, practiced in Burbank, but created a foundation to make kidney dialysis available in his home country of Ethiopia.

He was on his way to deliver the first dilysis machine, when he flew to New York on American Airlines flight 77 on Sept 11, 2001.

So you may consider it paranoia, I can only hope the next terrorist act is upon your family, as that's the way karma works.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 8, 2013 - 01:15pm PT
al-kay-dus


Ron - could you please do me a favor? I know its silly but I really don't want my last name to be associated with Al- Qaeda, who I have no problem with the idea of napalming.

So if you would be so kind to spell it differently ( perhaps even properly) I would appreciate it.

thanks.
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